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wretch
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

6 uses
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Definition
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
  • Wretch, you should have commanded some other and baser army, and not been ruler over us to whom Jove has allotted a life of hard fighting from youth to old age, till we every one of us perish.
    Book 14 (16% in)
  • Ulysses knew that his hour was not yet come, but he gave ground and said to Socus, "Wretch, you shall now surely die.
    Book 11 (53% in)
  • He fell heavily to the ground and Ulysses vaunted over him saying, "O Socus, son of Hippasus tamer of horses, death has been too quick for you and you have not escaped him: poor wretch, not even in death shall your father and mother close your eyes, but the ravening vultures shall enshroud you with the flapping of their dark wings and devour you.
    Book 11 (54% in)
  • Poor wretch, Achilles with all his bravery availed you nothing; and yet I ween when you left him he charged you straitly saying, 'Come not back to the ships, knight Patroclus, till you have rent the bloodstained shirt of murderous Hector about his body.'
    Book 16 (96% in)
  • When Jove, lord of the storm-cloud, saw Hector standing aloof and arming himself in the armour of the son of Peleus, he wagged his head and muttered to himself saying, "A! poor wretch, you arm in the armour of a hero, before whom many another trembles, and you reck nothing of the doom that is already close upon you.
    Book 17 (25% in)
  • Should the wretch kill you, neither I nor your richly dowered wife shall ever weep, dear offshoot of myself, over the bed on which you lie, for dogs will devour you at the ships of the Achaeans.
    Book 22 (17% in)

There are no more uses of "wretch" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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